Vietnemese Garlic Tofu

Vietnemese Garlic Tofu

Trish BushJanuary 11, 2022

This can be made with any protein of choice and whatever veggies you like/have



1. Make Do Chua the day before (recipe below)

2.Make marinade for your tofu.Marinate for at least 2 hours

3. Cut up all of your veggies/garnishes

4. Make your sauce

5 Cook your rice/Noodles

6. Pan fry your tofu


Marinade for Tofu

1/4 cup dark soy sauce

2 cloves garlic- finely chopped

1 thumb sized piece of ginger, Peel and finely chop

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup lime juice

1/4 cup brown sugar

Mix well

1 pkg (1 lb ) of tofu

Cube tofu  add to marinade . Cover & Put in fridge for 2 hours.

Peanut Sauce

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup dark soy sauce

1 tsp each granulated garlic and ginger

1/4 cup brown sugar

juice of half a lime

Mix all ingredients into a small pot heat on medium low until peanut butter is smooth and sauce is well blended . Turn down to low and keep warm , stir often.


1/2 cup oil for frying

1 cup cornstarch or tapioca starch

Put oil in pan and turn on Medium high heat until hot

Remove tofu from marinade and drain on towel

Coat with cornstarch

Fry tofu turning to brown all sides

Remove from pan onto towel to absorb excess oil


1 cup each shredded red cabbage and napa cabbage

1 mango - peeled and sliced

2 Sweet peppers-I use yellow and red


Green onion, lime wedge, cilantro , mint  , peanuts. do chua (recipe below)


2 cups Jasmine Rice or rice noodles

Cook as per directions

Do Chua

1/2 Lb julienned carrots

1/2 Lb julienned daikon radish

4 cups water

1/2 cup apple cider or rice vinegar

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

In a large bowl mix 2 cups of hot water with sugar & salt. Stir to dissolve. Add vinegar and 2 cups of cold water  Add daikon and carrots and cover . Let stand for 24 hours at least . Transfer to sterilized jars. Will last 1 month in the fridge.


To Plate

Scoop Rice or noodles onto plate. Top with your veggies of choice . Pour sauce over top. Top with crispy tofu and garnishes of choice. Serve with lime wedge.


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